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4.

1 million pounds

of oysters were harvested in Massachusetts last year

4.1 million pounds
by

of oysters were harvested in Massachusetts last year

261 growers in 22 communities

There are

40 restaurants

in the City of Boston that serve oysters.

Each restaurant generates

20 pounds

of oyster shell per day.

Each restaurant generates That’s one

20 pounds

of oyster shell per day.

5 gallon bucket every day.

Each restaurant generates That’s one

20 pounds

of oyster shell per day.

5 gallon bucket every day.

Together, this totals about

300,000 pounds

of oyster shell per year.

Each restaurant generates That’s one

20 pounds

of oyster shell per day.

5 gallon bucket every day.

Together, this totals about

300,000 pounds

of oyster shell per year.

[That’s

15,000 buckets every year.]

That’s

300,000 pounds

of oyster shell going into landfills

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That’s

300,000 pounds

of oyster shell going into landfills...

...and composting facilities

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Oyster shells cannot be composted

Oyster shells cannot be composted. However, they can be

RECYCLED.

Oyster shells cannot be composted. However, they can be

RECYCLED.

The only city-wide recycling effort in existence is led by MASS OYSTER

and they collect from

4

restaurants

90%
Only

Each bucket represents one restaurant. of restaurant-discarded oyster shells are landfilled or incinerated

10%

are recycled

oyster shell cycle

AQUACULTURE FARMS

1

SOURCE

NATURAL HABITAT

oyster shell cycle

AQUACULTURE FARMS

1

SOURCE

2

HARVEST

3

DISTRIBUTION

NATURAL HABITAT

oyster shell cycle

RECYCLING RESTAURANTS
B&G Oysters (MOP) Langham Hotel (MOP) North End Fish Market (MOP) Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (MOP) Island Creek Oyster Bar

AQUACULTURE FARMS

NON-RECYCLING
28 Degrees 49 Social Barlow’s Restaurant Boston Chops Canary Square Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin Grill 23 Jasper White’s Summer Shack Legal Harborside Les Zygomates Mare Oyster Bar Marliave McCormick & Schmick’s McCormick & Schmick’s Myers + Chang Neptune Oyster Salty Dog Seafood Grille & Bar Sel De La Terre – Long Wharf Smith & Wollensky The Lansdowne Turner Fisheries Bar Union Oyster House

1

SOURCE

2

HARVEST

3

DISTRIBUTION

4

CONSUMPTION

NATURAL HABITAT

WHOLESALE

Aquanor Marketing, Inc. Cape Cod Shellfish & Seafood Co, Inc. Ocean Star Seafood Pangea Shellfish & Seafood Company Stavis Seafood

GROCERY

oyster shell cycle

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES... CAMPAIGNS ORGANIZATIONS/INSTITUTIONS COMPETITIONS/DESIGN THEORY LOCAL OUTREACH (LOCAL FOOD/CO-OPS)

RECYCLING RESTAURANTS
B&G Oysters (MOP) Langham Hotel (MOP) North End Fish Market (MOP) Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (MOP) Island Creek Oyster Bar

LANDFILL

Danvers Sanitary Landfill Taunton Landfill Rockland Sanitary Landfill

AQUACULTURE FARMS

NON-RECYCLING
28 Degrees 49 Social Barlow’s Restaurant Boston Chops Canary Square Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin Grill 23 Jasper White’s Summer Shack Legal Harborside Les Zygomates Mare Oyster Bar Marliave McCormick & Schmick’s McCormick & Schmick’s Myers + Chang Neptune Oyster Salty Dog Seafood Grille & Bar Sel De La Terre – Long Wharf Smith & Wollensky The Lansdowne Turner Fisheries Bar Union Oyster House

RECYCLING

Massachusetts Oyster Project

FERTILIZER

find nearby production facilities...

1

SOURCE

2

HARVEST

3

DISTRIBUTION

4

CONSUMPTION

5

DISPOSAL
CONSTRUCTION
find nearby production facilities...

CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT

find nearby production facilities...

NATURAL HABITAT

GREYWATER FILTRATION

find nearby production facilities...

WHOLESALE

Aquanor Marketing, Inc. Cape Cod Shellfish & Seafood Co, Inc. Ocean Star Seafood Pangea Shellfish & Seafood Company Stavis Seafood

CREATIVE USE

Island Creek Oyster Bar back wall

GROCERY

oyster shell cycle

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES... CAMPAIGNS ORGANIZATIONS/INSTITUTIONS COMPETITIONS/DESIGN THEORY LOCAL OUTREACH (LOCAL FOOD/CO-OPS)

RECYCLING RESTAURANTS
B&G Oysters (MOP) Langham Hotel (MOP) North End Fish Market (MOP) Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (MOP) Island Creek Oyster Bar

LANDFILL

Danvers Sanitary Landfill Taunton Landfill Rockland Sanitary Landfill

AQUACULTURE FARMS

NON-RECYCLING
28 Degrees 49 Social Barlow’s Restaurant Boston Chops Canary Square Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin Grill 23 Jasper White’s Summer Shack Legal Harborside Les Zygomates Mare Oyster Bar Marliave McCormick & Schmick’s McCormick & Schmick’s Myers + Chang Neptune Oyster Salty Dog Seafood Grille & Bar Sel De La Terre – Long Wharf Smith & Wollensky The Lansdowne Turner Fisheries Bar Union Oyster House

RECYCLING

Massachusetts Oyster Project

FERTILIZER

find nearby production facilities...

1

SOURCE

2

HARVEST

3

DISTRIBUTION

4

CONSUMPTION

5

DISPOSAL
CONSTRUCTION
find nearby production facilities...

CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT

find nearby production facilities...

NATURAL HABITAT

GREYWATER FILTRATION

find nearby production facilities...

WHOLESALE

Aquanor Marketing, Inc. Cape Cod Shellfish & Seafood Co, Inc. Ocean Star Seafood Pangea Shellfish & Seafood Company Stavis Seafood

CREATIVE USE

Island Creek Oyster Bar back wall

GROCERY

8

TRANSPORT & DROP

7

BAGGING

6

COLLECTION/STORAGE
M.A. Frazier commercial trash pickup Save That Stuff

oyster

mussel

clam

crab

lobster